What Happened to TV Theme Songs?

A good opening with a memorable theme song was a staple of TV shows I watched growing up. Nowadays, we get cold opens with credits running over the first scene. I guess the networks wanted those 60 seconds to sell to advertisers.

So, let's take a walk down memory lane with a few of the best and most memorable TV theme songs/show opens from our Generation X childhood. If I missed one of your favorites, let me know!

See anyone familiar in the Kids Incorporated intro? Yep, that's Fergie...from the Black Eyed Peas.

You have to wait a few seconds until you get to the actual opening theme of the Incredible Hulk.

To Watch the ALF opening CLICK HERE

To watch the Fraggle Rock opening CLICK HERE


  1. Fun post! Cheers? Or is that too old?

  2. No! Cheers is not too old! Thanks for the suggestion... :)

  3. Silver Spoons. And The Incredible Hulk. Which used to come on TBS at 10:05. Also, I had the Greatest American Hero theme song on a 45. Rad.

  4. Thanks for the suggestions! There are so many great ones to add...please keep them coming. I will update the post with your requests.

  5. Did Alf have a theme song? And does Star Trek TNG count?

  6. Heck yes! Alf did have a theme song...and will be posted shortly...I will give you Star Trek TNG...it's Gen X Sci Fi.